Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research

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Within this chapter, we introduce you to the notion of ethics and moral philosophy and its importance to everyday life. We begin by first considering what ethics is and why it’s important. This is then followed with examples that demonstrate questionable ethical and moral behaviour from both research and professional practice. We deliberately draw in both as the outputs of research also inform the corporate world, the activities of which affect society as a whole. Following this we introduce a selection of key moral philosophies and their application to academic and professional practice within accounting and finance. The chapter includes examples of important issues that require careful reflections and consideration when determining approaches to data gathering and ensuring professional integrity. Finally, some practical advice and the fundamental principles of good research conduct and codes of ethics are put forward.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods for Accounting and Finance
EditorsAudrey Paterson, David Leung, William Jackson, Robert MacIntosh, David D. O'Gorman
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherGoodfellow Publishers
Chapter11
Pages211-238
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781910158906
ISBN (Print)9781910158883, 9781910158890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Publication series

NameGlobal Management Series
PublisherGoodfellow Publishers

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Moral philosophy
Finance
Professional practice
Moral behavior
Everyday life
Ethical behavior
Code of ethics
Integrity

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Paterson, A., Leung, D., & Jackson, W. (2016). Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research. In A. Paterson, D. Leung, W. Jackson, R. MacIntosh, & D. D. O'Gorman (Eds.), Research Methods for Accounting and Finance (pp. 211-238). (Global Management Series). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers. https://doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3218

Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research. / Paterson, Audrey; Leung, David; Jackson, William.

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. ed. / Audrey Paterson; David Leung; William Jackson; Robert MacIntosh; David D. O'Gorman. Oxford : Goodfellow Publishers, 2016. p. 211-238 (Global Management Series).

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Paterson, A, Leung, D & Jackson, W 2016, Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research. in A Paterson, D Leung, W Jackson, R MacIntosh & DD O'Gorman (eds), Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. Global Management Series, Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford, pp. 211-238. https://doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3218
Paterson A, Leung D, Jackson W. Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research. In Paterson A, Leung D, Jackson W, MacIntosh R, O'Gorman DD, editors, Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers. 2016. p. 211-238. (Global Management Series). https://doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3218
Paterson, Audrey ; Leung, David ; Jackson, William. / Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research. Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. editor / Audrey Paterson ; David Leung ; William Jackson ; Robert MacIntosh ; David D. O'Gorman. Oxford : Goodfellow Publishers, 2016. pp. 211-238 (Global Management Series).
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